By providing students with the option of a modified system of calculated grades and sitting written examinations in June, there should be greater equity and fairness for candidates. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

More than 60,000 students finally have greater clarity and certainty over the format of this year’s Leaving Certificate examinations. The class of 202(...)

Minister Norma Foley was due to brief Ministers  at a  Cabinet committee meeting on education. Photograph: Maxwells

What will the format of the Leaving Certificate be this year? All Leaving Cert students will be given the option of availing of calculated grades and(...)

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland’s executive committee has expressed its “strong position” that these students should return and benefit from face-to-face teaching provision. Photograph: iStock

Special classes for almost 3,000 students attending special classes in secondary schools are to set to reopen February 22nd after the Government reach(...)

‘It could mean giving students more options in the exam and not making every aspect of the exam compulsory.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Education authorities are being urged to give next year’s Leaving Cert students a greater choice of questions in the exams to help make up for lost te(...)

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams until later this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams u(...)

Members of the TUI prepare for Tuesday’s one-day strike. Pictured on right is TUI president Seamus Lahart, with (from left) teachers Rachel Flynn, Kyle Clarke, Conor Crowley and Ciara Stack. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Teachers who are not part of the trade union behind Tuesday’s one-day secondary school strike will need to register their attendance at schools in ord(...)

Teachers’ unions are seeking an increase in the rates of pay that apply for correcting exams. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions have called for urgent talks with the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to address a joint pay claim and avoid it having to hire in(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton addresses INTO delegates  in Killarney. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Strike action by teachers over two-tier pay rates could trigger pay freezes and loss of earnings for thousands of them, Minister for Education Richard(...)

Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

All three teachers’ unions have formed a united front and backed motions calling for potential strike action unless the Government commits to abolishi(...)

Many preschools say they are under acute financial pressure and do not have the capacity to cope with the expanded  free preschool year. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

1 School admissions New school admissions legislation due to be enacted next year will oblige schools to set aside no more than 25 per cent of plac(...)

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